Brachiodontes Swainson 1840 (mussel)

Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae

Parent taxon: Mytilidae according to Swainson 1840

Sister taxa: Adipicola, Adula, Aeidimytilus, Amygdalum, Antetrichomya, Arcomytilus, Arcoperna, Arcuatula, Arcuatulinae, Arvella, Aulacomya, Bathymodiolinae, Bathymodiolus, Botulina, Botulopa, Botulopsis, Ciboticola, Crenella, Cuneolus, Dacrydium, Eyrena, Falcimytilus, Fluviolanatus, Geukensia, Gregariella, Hilgardella, Inoperna, Lecompteus, Lioberus, Lithophaga, Lithophaginae, Lycettia, Mauricia, Modiolaria, Modiolatus, Modiolinae, Modiolus, Musculista, Mytella, Mytilaster, Mytilinae, Mytiloconcha, Perna, Phthonia, Rhomboidella, Scolimytilus, Septifer, Stavelia, Trichomusculus, Trichomya, Volsella, Volsellina, Xenomytilinae, Xenostrobus

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), United States (7: Florida)

• Pliocene of United States (1: Virginia)

• Miocene of Colombia (1)

• Eocene of India (1)

• Paleocene of United States (2: California, Texas)

• Cretaceous of United States (2: Arizona, Texas)

• Jurassic of Portugal (7)

Total: 22 collections each including a single occurrence

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